The film stars Idris Elba as Roland Deschain, Matthew McConaughey as Walter Padick, Tom Taylor as Jake Chambers, Katheryn Winnick as Laurie Chambers, Jackie Earle Haley as Sayre, Fran Kranz as Pimli, Abbey Lee Kershaw as Tirana, Michael Barbieri as Timmy, Claudia Kim as Arra Champignon, José Zúñiga as Dr. Hotchkiss, Alex McGregor as Susan Delgado, Nicholas Hamilton as Lucas Hanson and De-Wet Nagel as Taheen Tech.
“Jake Chambers (Tom Taylor) is a young 11-year-old adventure seeker who discovers clues about another dimension called Mid-World.
Upon following the mystery, he is spirited away to Mid-World where he encounters the lone frontiersman knight Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), who is on a quest to reach the ‘Dark Tower’ that resides in End-World and reach the nexus point between time and space that he hopes will save Mid-World from extinction.
But with various monsters and a vicious sorcerer named Walter Padick (Matthew McConaughey) hot on their trail, the unlikely duo find that their quest may be difficult to complete.”
It is a quasi-sequel to the The Dark Tower book series, following the ending of The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower.
The film has been stated to be not a typical adaptation, but more of a new take on the series.
Directed and co-written by Nikolaj Arcel, based on the series of novels of the same name by Stephen King.
It was also written by Akiva Goldsman, Jeff Pinkner and Anders Thomas Jensen.
Produced by Akiva Goldsman, Brian Grazer, Ron Howard and Stephen King.
The Dark Tower is set to be released on July 28, 2017.